Shame also known as "I Hate Your Guts" "The Intruder" is a 1962 film directed by Roger Corman starring William Shatner as a racist mystery man sent to stir trouble in a southern town that is about to integrate its high school.
Roger Corman claims this is the only film of the over 300 he's produced to lose money.
September 19, 2010 Subject:
still relevant today
the speech at 25 minute into is still the rubbish being bandied around by the small minded people today.
im glad to see roger corman doing a straight message story, not to knock Attack of the leach women or anything. it was just a pleasant suprise:)
March 24, 2008 Subject:
Hard hitting movie.
Voof! This is one hard hitting movie about the controversy surrounding civil rights in America in the 1960's. Shatner did a pretty good job in this film playing the heavy and it's worth the time to watch.
March 14, 2008 Subject:
Better Than Expected
This film was far better than I expected it to be. (They are a little heavy handed with the use of the N-word, but it was used very liberally in those days by ignorant people.)
It is very melodramatic at times, but it does give a little glimpse of what times were like back then.
The ending is not what would have really happened back then. In the real world of the 1960's south the crowd would have had the young man hung and dead within 5 minutes. People who were on a mission of vengeance did not calm down and listen to reason then any more then than they do now.
March 11, 2008 Subject:
Intersting film about prejudice and race. William Shatner's career up to this time was mostly stage work. His first televison show was for ABC called "For The People". His character was a teacher in a high school. A good show,unfortunately they put against "Bonaza" and it hung in there for thirteen episodes befor being canned. He said in his autobiograohy, he snubbed any wiork that wasn't theatre work and his jobs on screen prove that until, "Star Trek.